Jeff George

Jeff is a global healthcare executive, investor, and board director who was CEO of three healthcare companies across pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer healthcare between 2008 and 2018.  He is currently an Operating Partner with Texas-based Revival Healthcare Capital, a private equity firm focused on medical devices and medical technology, and is the Managing Partner of Maytal LLC, his personal investment and private equity advisory firm.  Jeff also serves on the Board of Directors at Roam Analytics, a Stanford- and venture-backed artificial intelligence healthcare data analytics company based in Silicon Valley. 

Between 2008 and 2016, Jeff served on the Executive Committee of Novartis Group, a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, first as Division Head & CEO of Sandoz (2008-2014), Novartis’s $10 billion generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars subsidiary headquartered in Germany, and then as Division Head & CEO of Texas-based Alcon (2014-2016), Novartis’s then $10 billion eye care subsidiary.  In both of his divisional CEO roles at Novartis, Jeff was responsible for leading over 25,000 associates globally across more than 160 countries and had primary line leadership and management responsibility for all functions, regions, and franchises.  More recently he served as CEO and Board Director of Performance Health, a leader in consumer healthcare and the largest global manufacturer and distributor of products to the physical therapy, sports medicine, and rehab markets.

Earlier in his career, Jeff was head of Emerging Markets for the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and CIS at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, serving on its Executive Committee, following a role as Vice President and Head of Western & Eastern Europe for Novartis Vaccines.  Before joining Novartis, Jeff worked in retail and consumer goods as Senior Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development at Gap Inc., and in management consulting for McKinsey & Company in San Francisco, where he was an Engagement Manager.

Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he studied international economics and emerging markets political economy and was a John W. Watzek Fellow.  He received his B.A. in international relations, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Carleton College. 

Jeff serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Food Bank, which in 2019 will provide access to 75 million meals for hungry children, seniors and families in 13 counties around Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as Education Opens Doors, a college readiness non-profit which serves over 10,000 sixth- through ninth-grade students in Texas.  He has been a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) since 2012, where he serves on the Dallas Board, and served on the Board of Directors for AdvaMed, the medical device industry association, between 2014 and 2016.  He was twice named to Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of up-and-coming leaders.  Jeff is married with two daughters and enjoys running, skiing, live music, meditation, yoga, travel, and foreign affairs.